'Mama Luma' held an official ribbon cutting Friday afternoon at the site of the former Cache women's clothing store, next to See's Candy. The shop currently specializes solely in girl's clothing with beautiful specialty dresses, handmade, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Sari and his partner and co-owner, Kevin Mahany, graduated last year from UCSB. Mahany said the two are now working with retailers in five different states including New York, Houston, Florida and New Jersey.
"We know that if we really want to make this succeed, we have to get the Santa Barbara community behind what we're doing," Mahany said.
Sari and Mahany eventually plan to bring in community leaders with the hope of offering weekly reading sessions, seminars, and workshops that will engage families and children.